Midcentury Brazilian design style is characterized by low profile, strong lines and simple aesthetics. Though this design movement stretched from the 1950’s to the 1970’s, the furniture crafted within it has stayed relevant to this day. Pieces in this style combine beautiful, indigenous Brazilian materials with clean, curvy shapes. Their thoughtfully crafted forms exude elegance because they are not muddled by extraneous carvings or ornamentation. A midcentury ottoman can easily accompany any existing seating area just as a sofa featuring a rich grain could blend with your existing accent chairs whether they happen to be traditional, modern, or bohemian. If the design calls for it, these stylish pieces also are strong enough to be a focal point.
BLM House by Atelier Atria.
Apartment in Sao Thomas Brazil designed by Felipe Hess. Photos by Fran Parente.
Interior of Lina Bo Bardi's Casa de Vidro. Photo by Henrique Luz. Source: Domus
(Left) Rare Paulistano leather armchair. (Right) Jose Zanine Caldas 'Pau Fera' Wood Chair and Ottoman. Both for sale at Modern Resale.
Casa Clara by 1:1 Arquitetura:Design. Photos by Edgar Cesar Photography
Modern Brazil home. Source Design Milk. Photo by Leonardo Finotti